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From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Villages & Provence Wines Tour

1. From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Villages & Provence Wines Tour

This full-day tour takes you on a discovery of the hilltop villages in the Luberon region as well as the wine-making region of Sainte-Victoire. You will journey from Aix-en-Provence to Mount Sainte-Victoire, which was the source of inspiration for the famous painter Cézanne from 1880 to 1883. You will visit 2 wine properties, where you can sample the locally produced red and rosé wine from the appellation of Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire. You will have some free time for lunch in Aix-en-Provence before you head off to discover the typical hilltop villages in the Luberon region. Along the way you will take a photo stop in Lourmarin, famous for its Renaissance castle. You will visit Bonnieux, where you can stroll through this picture-perfect Provencal village topped by a 12th century church. You will then explore the colorful village of Roussillon, where all the houses are painted ocher. You will also visit Gordes, an amazing hilltop village built entirely with local dry stones called “lauze“.

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From Avignon: Full-Day Experience in Luberon with Lunch

2. From Avignon: Full-Day Experience in Luberon with Lunch

Take full advantage of the slower pace of life in Provence and take your time on your Luberon tour from Avignon. Laze about and experience the quiet life in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with its quaint antique shops. Have a stroll in Gordes, widely celebrated as one of the most beautiful villages in France, and take in a panoramic view of the Luberon. Snap photos at Senanque Abbey in its lavender surroundings in bloom. Marvel at the perched village of Menerbes. Have a leisurely lunch in a Provencal restaurant, pairing the wines expertly with your food. Explore the famous Luberon village of Roussillon - its passionate red houses and ochre textures will inspire you.

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From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon and More Gourmet Walking Tour

3. From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon and More Gourmet Walking Tour

Discover the history and gourmet delights in the historical town of Aix-en-Provence during this guided walking tour. Enjoy characteristic landscapes, some of France's most beautiful villages, lavender fields, and medieval castles in the Luberon region. Meet your guide, then start your walking tour of Aix, a charming Provençal town with diversified products that are locally made. The open-air markets meet great success with the locals; become one of them strolling through the colorful stalls. Stop in Lourmarin for some free time, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in France and noted for its Renaissance castle. Take a photo in Bonnieux, a picture-perfect Provençal village that features a 12th-century church surrounded by ancient cedars. Continue to Roussillon via the Roman-era stone arch bridge, Pont Julien. Roussillon, perched atop an ochre-colored cliff, is a favorite of painters and a magical place where combinations of oxides give the ochre an infinite variety of colors. Take in a vision of a stone village erected on a massive rock at Gordes. Its fortress castle and church dominate the houses of the village, which were built with stones taken from the rock on which they sit. Before concluding your trip, get a taste of local flavors during tastings of calisson (traditional French candy), tapenade (spread), nougat (candy), cheese, and wine.

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Luberon: Tour Châteauneuf-du-Pape In Provence by Car

4. Luberon: Tour Châteauneuf-du-Pape In Provence by Car

Enjoy a scenic drive through the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape followed by wine tastings at two different wineries. From the ruins of the Pope's summer residence, enjoy a panoramic view over the Rhône River valley and the hill ranges surrounding the village. In the afternoon, discover the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses. Continue to the village of Ménerbes; famous thanks to the novel 'A Year in Provence' written by Peter Mayle. Take advantage of a photo stop at Pont Julien, from Roman times.Drive through the village of Lacoste, where you will see the remains of the castle of the Marquis de Sade. Conclude the tour with free time in the dry-stone-built hilltop village of Gordes.

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What people are saying about Gordes

We got all must see attractions in one day

If you are limited in time, but on the other hand you really want to see Provence - this tour is the best choice for you. We visited all must see attractions in one day. We were at the couple wineries with tasting wines in the morning. Return back to Aix-en-Provence, have a lunch and the rest part of the day we were traveling all over Provence, visiting different small villages, lavender fields. We were at Lourmarin, Gordes, Bonniex, Roussillon, Abbaye Notre-Damme de Senanque - everything which I've read about before the trip. In short time we got brief expression of the Provence. Also special thanks to our driver Gregg, he is interested person, told a lot about Provence and villages we visited, explained what better to see in that villages.

great tour!

incredible tour through the countryside of Provence, passing by beautiful villages and visiting wineries. the driver and guide, Greg, very dear, attentive and knowledgeable about the region. worth every penny!

Very complete

It would be much better to have 2 hours to eat, the time they gave us was clearly insufficient. Otherwise it was very good, and Leo led us in a charming way.